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The Flat Five 

When: Thu., Nov. 6, 7 p.m. 2014
The Five are Scott Ligon (principal arranger), Kelly Hogan, Nora O'Connor, Gerald Dowd, and K.C. McDonough—all connected to Chicago's healthy alt-country scene—and at their annual shows they turn their powerful but creamily blended voices loose on a wide variety of pop, country, and folk from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, spiced with the occasional relatively contemporary number. The surprise of the set list is part of the fun, so don't expect me to get specific here—I will say, however, that in past years they've done tunes by Dolly Parton, Asleep at the Wheel, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Wonder, the Staple Singers (a gimme, considering Hogan's work with Mavis Staples), Tom Paxton, the Dukes of Stratosphear, the Beach Boys, the Zombies, Roy Orbison, and (unforgettably) the Magnetic Fields. —Monica Kendrick, 2010

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